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Dr Sylvia Blyden refused bail by magistrate

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 22 May 2020: Sierra Leone’s former minister of social welfare in the Koroma-led APC government, who was arrested by police and has been in detention for the past three weeks, appeared at the magistrate court today, where many expected her to be granted bail. But those hopes [Read More]

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Breaking News: Sierra Leone’s former social welfare minister – Dr Sylvia Blyden arrested

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 01 May 2020: Sources close to the family of Dr  Sylvia Olayinka Blyden, who is the former social welfare minister in the Koroma led APC government, have confirmed in the last hour that Dr Blyden has been arrested by armed police officers, who arrived at her residence [Read More]

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Rioting and shooting at Pademba road prison in Freetown – one prison officer dead  

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 29 April 2020: In the last  few hours, there have been serious rioting and shooting at the male correctional Pademba Road prison in Freetown which houses some of the most dangerous prisoners , as well as a group of high profile political detainees in the country. Some [Read More]

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Breaking News: Sierra Leone’s president Julius Maada Bio has gone into isolation

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 20 April 2020: Sierra Leone’s president Julius Maada Bio has this afternoon made a snap public broadcast on television to inform the public that one of his bodyguards has tested positive with COVID-19, and has been in an isolation centre. His announcement comes after growing speculation that [Read More]

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Sierra Leone has almost doubled its total number of COVID cases in less than 24 hours

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 17 April 2020: Just hours after the Sierra Leone Telegraph reported an increase of just two COVID-19 cases in Sierra Leone, which were confirmed yesterday afternoon, in the last hour the country’s ministry of health has announced that eleven new cases have today been found. This brings [Read More]

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Sierra Leone goes into lockdown on Sunday for three days

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 01 April 2020: Sierra Leone will be on a three days lockdown starting from Sunday, 5th April. This decision comes as the country records its second case of coronavirus. According to reports, the defence minister and Covid-19 coordinator – Retired Brigadier Kellie Conteh said that – Sunday, [Read More]

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Sierra Leone records its second case of COVID-19

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 01 April 2020: Sierra Leone’s minister of health – Dr Alpha Wurie has in the last hour confirmed on national TV that a second person has been infected with the coronavirus, but not connected to the index case announced by president Bio yesterday. This second person has [Read More]

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Sierra Leone confirms its first case of coronavirus

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 31 March 2020: President Julius Maada Bio has in the last few minutes announced in a national broadcast that the coronavirus has breached the borders of Sierra Leone. The president said that  the carrier of the virus – a 37 year old male,  arrived in the country [Read More]

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Sierra Leone opposition APC holds press conference tomorrow to discuss court injunction

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 10 January 2020: Following today’s High Court injunction won by some members of the opposition APC party – known as the National Reformation Movement (NRM), stopping the party from holding its national convention this weekend, party bosses say they will instead be holding a press conference at [Read More]